States can allow construction in power projects outside municipal limits during lockdown
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States can allow construction in power projects outside municipal limits during lockdown

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New Delhi, Apr 23: Union Power Ministry has advised the State and UT administrations to allow construction activities in the power projects outside Municipal limits during nationwide Coronavirus lockdown, as per the guidelines issued Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

These activities may be permitted after observing necessary health protocols to curb COVID-19, according to a statement here on Thursday. In a communication to States/UTs, DMs, Police Authorities, Municipal Bodies issued on April 20, the Ministry has said as per guidelines by the Ministry of Home Affairs...., construction of all kinds of industrial projects in rural areas, i.e., outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities have been allowed to be carried out with effect from April 20.

This is also applicable for ongoing construction activities in Thermal or Hydro Power Generation Projects outside the limits of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). The Ministry has also requested to allow the intrastate and interstate movement of construction materials, equipment, spares and consumables for these under-construction power projects .(UNI)

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